PROGRAMS FOR YOU
Our programs can benefit your business in more ways than one and offer vital resources for expanding your services throughout Los Angeles County.
PREFERENCE PROGRAM ENTITY CERTIFIED VENDORS - Payment Activity by Department
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DOING BUSINESS AT A GLANCE
Below are some statistics on how Doing Business With Los Angeles County can help your business reach new levels of success.
Annual Purchasing and Contract Spending - Fiscal Year 2022
Requisitions Awarded by County Departments
Annual Spending to Certified Businesses - Fiscal Year 2022
Active Preference Program Entity Certified Vendors
Average number of days to pay PREFERENCE PROGRAM ENTITY CERTIFIED VENDORS
WHAT DOES THE COUNTY BUY?
The County relies on vendors to acquire a variety of products and services in order to support its vast operations. Here are some examples:
Connect with DEO’s Office of Small Business
Our Office of Small Business (OSB) can help residents access customized one-on-one business counseling, free legal assistance, specialized workshops, trainings, & more. Contact the OSB at 844-432-4900 or via email at OSB@opportunity.lacounty.gov.
$54 Million+ Grant Now Open for LA County’s Microbusinesses
The Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) program, will distribute more than $54 million across 6,800 grants to small and microbusinesses and nonprofit agencies, prioritizing the most COVID-impacted and highest-need communities and organizations in LA County.
Phase One, beginning today, targets microbusinesses with under $50k in revenue and will award grants of $2,500 per grant, funded by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Interested applicants can visit grants.lacounty.gov today to:
- Apply now & view full eligibility criteria
- Access the EOG Application Assistance Center
- Connect to one-on-one virtual or in-person events
Stay tuned for launch of Phase Two in February 2023. Grants in Phase 2, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will award $15,000 or $20,000 per grant for small businesses, and $20,000 or $25,000 per grant for non-profits. EOG will run through May 2023 or when available funds are expended.
Help us spread the word about EOG! Please use the following materials to share information Countywide:
- Access our EOG Fact Sheet
- Share social media content from our centralized ARP Digital Toolkit & tag @EconOppLA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
- Catch Team DEO in the News
Special thanks to our partners Lendistry and the LA Small Business Development Centers, who’ve been helping Team DEO create a streamlined, central application portal for EOG and to help us connect with hard to reach communities.
GRANT FUNDED CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
MARCH 16, 2023
In a continued effort to stay connected with the vendor community, the County of Los Angeles, Internal Services Department hosted a virtual Business Outreach Event on March 16, 2023, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Trainings covered American Rescue Plan Act Master Agreement opportunities, highlighted current and upcoming grant funded contracting opportunities and resources such as vendor registration and preference program certifications available to vendors.
If you were unable to attend the event, you can access the Recording and Slide Deck at your leisure.
LA COUNTY HOTSPOT LOCATOR
Internet access is key to schools’ online learning programs and is the gateway that connects members of the public who are in need of Federal, State, and local emergency information and resources.
The Los Angeles County WiFi Locator tool, in partnership with 211 LA County, gives LA County residents a free tool to help find internet access.
Los Angeles County – Women and Girls Initiatives
The mission of the Women and Girls Initiative is to establish Los Angeles County as a leader in creating opportunities and improving outcomes for all women and girls.
We will apply a gender lens when the County acts as an employer, a service provider, and as a partner to:
- Enhance equity and justice
- Increase leadership opportunities and capacity
- Create innovative pathways and partnerships
LA COUNTY CELEBRATES FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYERS
The County of Los Angeles encourages our vendors to give justice-involved individuals a Fair Chance at employment by “Banning the Box” to eliminate asking about prior convictions and promoting a fair hiring process.
DIRECT DEPOSIT ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
The County of Los Angeles, Auditor-Controller’s Office has developed a convenient and secure site for entry of your direct deposit information.